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Online Course

Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion

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University of Cape Town via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $44 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

Learn practical strategies for making education inclusive

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society.

On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.

Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children.

The course has been created for teachers, other professionals and parents interested in developing inclusive education.

If you are part of a community wanting to develop inclusive education in a school, you could form a group to support each other’s learning and try out inclusive strategies. We will provide additional resources and ideas for those wanting to implement inclusive education practices, especially in low resource settings.

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion Based on 73 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This has been an encouraging and motivating course in which I have enjoyed listening to different people from many different countries and cultures talk about their life, experiences and pieces of advice to put into practice. All this has helped me understand more about disabilities and how different schools face it. It will definitely make a difference in my teaching. I am sure I will have a chance to use the material and resources we have been given in this course. A great message to pass around is that about how all members in a community can change things by collaborating. Thank you
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Phenyo K
Phenyo completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is useful for my present career as an educator, more especially since we are aiming at putting to practice an Inclusive Education. There are videos and articles available on the site to simplify the contents for this course. I was able to reflect back to real life situations, and this helped me follow.

I have learned that learners need to be supported and catered for according to their various abilities, by everyone in the community. No learner should be disadvantaged because of their physical or mental abilities.

I am grateful, I have taken this course. Thank you!!

Phenyo Koka
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I took up this course because I am passionate about working towards inclusiveness. I found the entire course to be very enriching and have learnt quit a deal about the specifics that I never knew about. I am glad I was given opportunities to share my experiences throughout the course in the discussion forum. I was also able to read comments by other students. It was interesting to learn from their experiences as well. The assignments were opportunities for me to apply my understanding and skills learnt during the course and at the same time reflect on my experiences. The entire course provides wonderful and enriching learning experiences. I loved it. Very satisfying for me.

Thanks a lot. Good luck!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has inspired my learning curiosity in wanting to make a difference at my place of work. Whilst we do have some sort of inclusive educational approach, I am not sure exactly how the provision is run or how effective it is etc.,

I would like to make a difference in teaching ICT at the lower levels of learning - inclusivity is going to take time, looking at the current structure, speaking to tutors etc., I am currently studying for my MA in Education and I think I would like to incorporate something to do with inclusive learning as part of my dissertation.

Thank you very much.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
A great course. A greeat reminder of life-long learning. A course that reminds us as a society on how valuable each person is regardless of one's being whether on is able or disabled, we all should be included rather than excluded from childhood starting with education. This course is a great capacity building platform for teachers and communities on how they can be agents of including those who are mostly marginalised in our society. This inclusion later leads to the marginalised later in life becoming independent and successful members of societies.
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Shavaughn B
by Shavaughn completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course was really great - It was easy to follow and was filled with lots of useful resources, videos, documents, links and more!

I really enjoyed the interaction with other attendees and the opportunity to ask the lecturers questions.

It also stimulates action towards a more inclusive environment in your own community and in that way enables you to create change in your area!

I highly recommend it to parents, teachers, therapists, headmasters and anyone involved in Inclusive Education!
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Peter L
by Peter completed this course.
Really great course. Ih has been Very informative and a eal eye opener for even an experienced teacher. It clarified so many doubts I had had which my teacher training never even touched on. ...And this course was only 6 weeks long. I would encourage anyone interested in learning the ESSENTIAL basics of inclusive education practices to take this course.
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Louise C
Louise completed this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed and really benefitted from taking this course. It has really opened my eyes to the big picture, that Inclusive Education, really is about engaging all the players from individuals to organizations and institutions bringing them together to share goals, aspirations and will to create a society where everyone is valued and given an opportunity to contribute. Thank you!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I have learned so much in the past few weeks. This course has opened my eyes to social inclusion and the challenges as well as the solutions that comes with it. The resources and insights shared was phenomenal. Great course. Thank you
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Sarah O
by Sarah completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Thorough - with enough academic credibility and research, balanced with real-life stories and practical application. An excellent course, and designed to create action beyond the academics. Can highly recommend it!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This Course surely, among others, is one of the most organised, detailed and well explained one; great lecturers and lots of videos for clarity.
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Anonymous
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This course has been an 'eye opener' to Inclusive Education. I don't regret taking it because I have learnt a lot through personal experiences and resources shared. The guidance through this course is great! Today, I feel positive about Inclusive Classroom knowing that I can make a positive change in the life of each student. I am so motivated to aim for an Inclusive Classroom this school year. There are so many barriers to Inclusive Classroom but the worst barrier is the way the teacher thinks about it. Through this course, I have learnt new strategies that will help me overcome some of these barriers and best of all I have learnt how to involve my community to be part of this challenging but most important change of Inclusive Education which is much needed in all schools. I am eager to implement the new strategies learnt to have an Inclusive Classroom because I know that each student have to potential to learn regardless of his condition.

Thank you very much!
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Tenjei F
Tenjei completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
The course was very interesting, educative and easy to follow practically. Facilitators very welcoming and participant interaction comments on articles are very informative. You can count on this program to make inclusive education a reality. You will regret if you miss this opportunity with lectures...
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course that taught me a lot about inclusion around the world and in particular throughout some nations in Africa. While my own country has definite policies relating to inclusion and every student must be welcomed within their choice of school, there is still a lot to learn from every experience. It is not an easy field of education as every student requires a different solution. The importance of families was shown - they are the ones that carry the full weight of responsibility for their child and often there are not enough supports for them as they do perhaps the most difficult job in the world in caring for a child with disability. And the importance of governments, schools and individuals within the school community was also discussed. I enjoyed the range of topics and speakers and appreciated the insights and sharing of every presenter.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I found this course particularly fascinating as it shows the perspective of inclusion in South Africa and other poorer countries. I am particularly interested in comparing SEN practice in SA to the UK (I grew up in SA). However the ideas and experiences shown can be used anywhere including the UK where I am based. The course shows the perspective of professionals as well as those with special needs themselves. I found the videos and information shared very interesting and thought provoking and the course was very interactive with a couple of short assignments which are submitted to other course attendees to review. This was interesting and useful. I have already put taken the first steps to form a community group of local SENCO's with the aim to support each other. Thanks for producing an excellent course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course provides an in depth insight into the establishment of inclusive education especially in Africa.It covers all aspect that need to be considered if you are looking to establishing a successful inclusive educational system. Although it does predominately refer to the inclusion of 'disabled' children i think it is used as a generic term to describe all children who may be discriminated against either in school provision or in the wider community. The course tutors and the guest speakers are obviously passionate about the subject of inclusive education and are ground breakers in their own right. The course allows for interaction with others on the course through peer assessment and the facility to leave a comment after each assignment and more. I have found the course very rewarding.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course has been very beneficial to me. I enjoyed listening to real life stories of people with learning disability, their struggles to be included. I was deeply touched by Job's story from Ghana. As a teacher I am motivated into making sure the learners in my community or rather the community I serve feel recognised and are assisted and are not discriminated against. I am ready to transform my institution while educating others around me about the importance of inclusion. The facilitators of the course were amazing, knowledgeable and professional. They made me feel important and the fact that my views were as important. They have a way of building confidence in an individual. I am coming out of this course empowered, eager to start and to continue learning.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has been absolutely amazing. It has helped me to understand inclusion and diversity in other dimensions. This course has changed my way of thinking, although I have always supported inclusion and diversity this course has helped me to extend my knowledge and experience and provided me with all the background information, skills, support, communities that are needed to support this amazing journey.

I want to thank each and every person behind putting this course out there for us to access. I will be sharing and encouraging not only my colleagues, but friends and the community to take part in this course to help extend their knowledge and opinions about Inclusion and diversity.

Thank you once again and keep up the good work!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
"Education for all "is a good course for all teachers , parents just to name a few.it gives you the opportunity to meet and chat with people all over the world and also share experiences on how to include persons with disabilities in our classrooms, community family and the list continues.Before joining this course I had many worries on how to include students with diverse needs in my classroom but today am smiling because almost all my worries are addressed.The course coordinators used very simple language to explain concerpts which made me to understand very well.I look forward to taking more courses on future learn and practicing full Inclusion in my classroom.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I found this course to be very informative. I like the idea of sharing resources and information in order to offer the best to our students thus enabling them to stay in mainstream schools with the knowledge that they will have the best chance to learn. At the beginning of the course, I very much felt that it was in the childs best interest to go to a specialist school if the teachers in a mainstream school weren't trained to teach them and adapt to their abilities. However after taking into consideration that we are all in fact still learning, it is possible , with the right support to be able to give those children an enriched learning experience.
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